California State University - Sacramento

3,037 reviews
  1. Sacramento, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Sacramento is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,446/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,040/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,972/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
27%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,352Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    54%
  • Smart and hard working
    20%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    14%
  • Multi-cultural
    5%
  • You reap what you sow
    3%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    2%
  • Stay study late on campus
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.258 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Educational
    23%
  • Commuter school
    23%
  • Convenient
    16%
  • Beautiful Campus
    15%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • No parking
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

After California State University - Sacramento

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses

Reviews

3,037 reviews
  • Excellent
    372
  • Very Good
    1215
  • Average
    1246
  • Poor
    154
  • Terrible
    50
Great University. Very diverse. The campus is beautiful and very well maintained. Sacramento State provides great resources and opportunities for students to excel. The various departments are very well put together especially the nursing department which is always looking for opportunities to advance and better their program.The university is always having various events going on. Tuition and campus prices are reasonable as well. I am currently a freshman, so far so good!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
So far in my time at CSUS I have enjoyed everything about it, the professors are very good at what they do, teaching the material they need taught within the semester at a pace that everyone should be able to follow, and if not then their extremely flexible office hours are always there to help you catch up to speed right away. Getting a class at times can be a little bit rough as there are just a ton of students but when you cant get the one you want initially you find a new class that really could surprise you in how interesting the subject is! The school is very well rounded and really pushes the student to power through and graduate.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
I've been attending Sac State for just over a month now and I've loved it. The campus is beautiful and all the staff/faculty are really friendly and helpful. I admit, the parking situation is a little chaotic and I've had a few problems with financial aid, but nothing that wasn't resolved efficiently. I've enjoyed my time so far, despite some obstacles I've had to face. The university is an overall lovely place and it's been a great experience so far. I can't wait for what the next 3 years hold for me!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago